Cranston slides way to URSS win
By Nick Schwien
It would have been easy for Luke Cranston to be satisfied where he was at.
But the sprint car driver has learned throughout his multiple years of racing that if you don’t try to move up, you’ll end up regretting the opportunity.
So Cranston took a chance, and it paid off in a big way Saturday night in the United Rebel Sprint Series feature at RPM Speedway in Hays.
Cranston, who started eighth, worked his way into third and remained there for several laps. But when the final caution happened with only eight laps remaining, the driver who grew up in Ness City decided the time to take a chance was then.
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IT'S THE BIG ONE !!! Drivers and fans...set your calendar for the 3rd Annual Bob Salem Memorial Sprint Car Nationals. Saturday and Sunday Sept 19th and 20th at Oberlin Speedway in Oberlin KS. It's a National points race for URSS Sprint Cars along with RMLSA Lightning Sprints, KAR Vintage Cars of the past plus Kids Bicycle Races for our young fans. Something for the whole family young and old. Races on Saturday will start at 7pm and Sundays program will start at 4pm. DON'T MISS THIS ONE !!
URSS Rebels Make Final 2015 Appearance At RPM Speedway
The United Rebel Sprint Series will make its final appearance of the 2015 racing season at Rolling Plains Motor Speedway this Saturday night as the action heats up in the Kansas Region Points races. Zach Blurton currently holds a slim ten point lead over Luke Cranston for the Kansas Region Title. As the season winds down every race is important for scoring points towards the Championship
The points battles go on all through the standings with Brain Herbert just fourteen points ahead of Huish for the fourth spot with Zac Taylor forty points behind them in the sixth spot. Jake Bubak, Lance Davis and Tracey Hill are only separated by thirty points battling for the seventh through ninth positions. Behind them tenth through twelfth spots are being contested by Steven Richardson, Koby Walters and Jordan Randles with forty points separating the trio.
Hays is one of the Rebels favorite tracks to run at with Koby Walters, Steven Richardson and Zach Blurton picking up victories at the 3/8’s mile oval in the first three events this season. The high banks always provide two and three wide racing action that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. It looks to be a great night of racing action as the 2015 URSS racing season winds down and the drivers look to move up or work on solidifying their point positions.
Joining the URSS Sprint Cars on the racing program will be IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Compacts, The Wacky Cruisers and the always fun to watch School Buses. The Pits open at 4:00 pm, Grandstands at 5:00 pm and the racing action kicks off at 7:00 pm sharp.
If you cannot make it to the race this weekend you can tune into www.racinboys.com and join Kyler Fetters with all of the racing action Remember you are invited to visit the pits after the races to visit with the drivers and team. Many of the Drivers have t-shirts and autograph cards and they are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the series or to take pictures with the kids. Visit the URSS merchandise trailer for your URSS 10th Anniversary T-shirt, coloring book and various driver shirts as well.
Bubak Takes URSS Colorado Motor Sports Park Win
The United Rebel Sprint Series Colorado Region invaded Colorado Motor Sports Park to do battle at Colorado’s newest dirt track. Fifteen teams made the trek to Byers to vie for the $600.00 to win - $200.00 to start A Feature. The purse was given an extra $1,000.00 boost by the fine folks at K. W. Schramek Landscape Materials. The fans were treated to a night of great racing at Colorado’s newest 3/8’s mile oval.
Clint Schubert and Mark Besenberg lead the field to the green flag and jumped out to the early lead but before the first lap could be completed Luke Lucero fell victim to a stuck throttle and jumped Schubert’s right rear causing the pair to spin at the front of the field. Luckily everyone avoided the pair and amazingly no one got upside down in the scramble to avoid them.
On the restart, Coby Pearce jumped to the lead and began a run for the ages. Lap seven saw Scott Cochran move past Clint Schubert after battling for several laps. 2013-2014 URSS National Champion Jake Bubak started his run up through the field from his eighth starting spot looking to chase down Pearce who was leading. Back in the pack 14th starter Zach Blurton was weaving his way through traffic and made his way up to the sixth spot by lap fifteen.
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J. D. Johnson Claims the 2015 URSS Belleville Nationals Title
The United Rebel Sprint Series finished it’s Month of Money with a trip to the Historic Belleville High Banks for the seventh installment of the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Points Series. The night before the Rebels slugged it out on a tight ¼ mile bullring, now they would face the challenge of high speed side by side racing on a sweeping high banked ½ oval. Twenty teams made the trek to tame the famed oval and Wichita Kansas driver J.D. Johnson came away with the win before a packed house in Belleville.
Greeley Colorado’s Austin Mclean led the field to the green with outside pole sitter Ty Williams grabbing the lead with Johnson, Zac Taylor, Luke Cranston and Mclean rounding out the top at the end of lap one. Zach Blurton and Jake Bubak made their way up to the fifth and sixth spots on lap three relegating Mclean to the seventh spot. click here for the rest of the action
Jason Martin Takes Home His Third Bullring Nationals Win
Each year the drivers of the United Rebel Sprint Series make the trek to their favorite track of the series. The lightning fast ¼ mile oval in Lacrosse Kansas affectionately dubbed “The Bullring” to slug it out for 30 ‘elbows up’ laps of racing. This year’s event was no exception as twenty three teams made the pull for the 2015 Myers Engine URSS National Points Series event with the eyes on the win. This year’s race had an extra incentive as Miller Trucking awarded a Treager Grill to the driver who passed the most cars for the evening as well as paying an extra $75.00 to each of the Heat Race and Dash winners.
Greeley Colorado racer Austin Mclean led the field to the green with Jeremy Huish, Brian Herbert, Steven Richardson and JD Johnson rounded out the top five. Before lap two was in the books Craig Jecha spun in turn two with Mclean simultaneously spinning in turn three to bring out the first yellow of the night. On the restart Huish jumped out to the lead with Richardson, Herbert, Johnson and Koby Walters making up the top five. Back in the pack Luke Cranston and Jason Martin started their charge to the front with Cranston taking over the fifth spot on lap four with Martin racing his way to the seventh position. Caution waived again on lap as Jecha spun for a second time in turn four. Click here for more.....